Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) works to assist individuals living with mental illness to reach a higher level of independence. The PRP program assists participants with accessing and coordinating services and resources in their communities and works to ensure that each individual has access to the best possible treatment and care.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs (PRP) are for adults with serious and persistent mental illness. Services are provided onsite and offsite by trained psychiatric rehabilitation practitioners. Transportation to and from the facility is provided in the local area.

Beginning at enrollment and routinely throughout a member’s time at the PRP, skills are assessed to determine a member’s needs. If skills or resources are needed, the staff is qualified to teach, provide, or access them. Rehabilitation is provided to all members through individualized meetings, educational groups, and organized social activities. For each member,

individualized rehabilitation is provided in the environment of need as indicated by on-going assessments.

Our PRP services include but are not limited to:

Self Care

Personal hygiene
Planning and cooking meals
Managing medications

Healthcare Promotion

Personal safety
Social Skills
Interpersonal skills

Independent Living And Community Living Skills Training
Maintaining housing
Utilizing community resources
Mobility training
Personal finance/ budgeting

Illness Management Training
Medication education

Recovering after a mental illness


To be eligible for our program, adults must satisfy ALL of the following requirements:

  1. Referral from treating Licensed Mental Health Professional

  2. Maryland Medicaid and/or proof of application

  3. A psychiatric diagnosis that meets the priority population (this should be a link) definition as
    determined by the Mental Health Authority

  4. Intake and Rehabilitation Assessment with PPS staff


To be eligible for our program, youth must satisfy ALL of the following requirements:


  1. 5-17 years of age

  2. Referral from treating Licensed Mental Health Professional

  3. Have an Axis I diagnosis from a licensed mental health professional

  4. Currently, have ACTIVE Maryland State Medicaid

  5. Intake and Rehabilitation Assessment with PPS staff (Parent or Legal Guardian Must be Present)


There are several key factors that contribute to helping youth be Ready By 21 and Credential By 26. Our mission is to prepare teens and young adults to live independently and become a contributing member of society.  At PPS we are focusing on five critical areas in our Ready By 21 Program:


Education, Stable Housing, Healthcare, Financial Stability & Behavior Counselors. 


Education: PPS will assist youth with attaining a High School Diploma or Ged in order to attend College or a Trade School.


Stable Housing: PPS with assist youth and young adults with securing stable living conditions/situations. 


Healthcare: PPS will connect youth and young adults to appropriate services to address physical and behavioral health needs. 


Financial Stability: PPS with assist with financial resources, either through employment or entitlements to allow for self-sufficiency; a credible history adequate to ensure our clients can turn on utilities in their own name or obtain other services where credit histories are a factor (i.e. housing, employment, etc); and identification documents. 


Behavior Counselor: All youth and young adult clients will have a Behavior Counselor, that they meet with once a week. 


Current Statistics Indicate that youth who have at least one stable adult, such as a mentor, in their lives have better outcomes. 


are less likely than their peers to begin

using illicit drugs


do better academically


set and attain higher life achievement goals than other kids their age 


What does PRP stand for?

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program

What is Psychiatric Rehabilitation?

The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program at Parker Psychiatric Services works to assist individuals with mental illness to reach a higher level of independence. The PRP program assists consumers with accessing and coordinating services and resources in their communities and works to ensure that the client has access to the best possible treatment. Behavioral Counselors provide services within the home and the community. Our Behavioral Counselors assist the clients with learning and developing improved daily living skills (i.e. personal hygiene, organizational skills, time management skills, nutrition, and money management), as well as working towards achieving healthy coping mechanisms.

How do I make a referral to the PRP Program?

In order to start PRP services, we must receive a signed referral from a licensed mental health professional. If you are currently receiving mental health services by a licensed professional and have Maryland Medical Assistance, please have them complete our referral form. If you are not currently in services but have Maryland Medical Assistance, consider contacting Parker Psychiatric Services to schedule an appointment with one of our therapist. You may obtain a copy of the referral form from the “contact us” page. If you have questions
about making a referral for PRP services please call our main number at 443.434.0110.

What type of activities do you provide?

Each month Parker Psychiatric Services has a great deal of activities from therapeutic trainings to engaging trainings. Please see our Calendar of Events for the most current trainings. Trainings vary each month based on the needs of our clients, but may include training on social skills, communication skills, work readiness, exercise and nutrition, community living skills, art, and recovery. All trainings are planned by Parker Psychiatric Services executive team and are designed to be therapeutic in nature, allowing youth to learn, develop and/or improve their skills while having fun. Trainings are often focus on aiding in the development of the goals set by the therapist: anger management skills, grief management, age-appropriate semi-independent living skills, self care skills, social skills, educational skills and symptom management skills. PRP staff often develop trainings to focus on the targeted skill that needs to be addressed. Trainings are planned around the needs of our clients.

Do you provide transportation?

Yes, Parker Psychiatric Services provides transportation for all PRP events.

Do you assist with job placement?

One of the life skills for young adults and adults we focus on is job readiness and job coaching.

How often are PRP services?

Parker Psychiatric Services is authorize to see adults 6 times a month and youth 4 times a month. The more you attend the greater the benefits.